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Wasabi Wednesday – Year of the Rat mug

Captain's Log, Stardate 01.09.2008

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Doing something different today. My mom sent me a mug for my blog giveaways—it’s a 2008 Year of the Rat calendar mug. Very Asiany. It’s Japanese. Cute, huh?

Wasabi Wednesday question:

What’s one thing you want to accomplish in 2008? (BTW, you can answer the Wasabi Wednesday question and not enter for the mug.)

For me: lose weight! I know it’s cliché, but I’m serious this year. Last year I did good by eating more veggies. This year I’m drinking tea and walking the dog more.

Actually, I'll list two things. I also want to learn how to make my dog more obedient. She has food aggression and aggression at other dogs, even after we've been through 6 rounds of dog training and she passed (just barely) her Canine Good Citizenship test. We've been watching the Dog Whisperer TV show, and I'm reading his books.

Last night, we hit a milestone because she got aggressive with me over her food, and I just firmly grabbed her neck and wouldn't back down until she stopped growling. It was great! Now I'm hoping to help her overcome her other unstable behaviors.


  1. To be more physically active, so that means hitting the gym more often!


  2. Count me in for the mug! One thing I want to accomplish this year is to be more physically active and exercise more!

  3. Count me in please and thanks. The mug is cute.
    I want to get my immune system in great shape to ward off the sinus/cold thing. So I will be on the treadmill, eating more sensibly, and taking vitamins.

  4. cute mug! - i'd like to be more thankful for what i do have vs. wishing for more material things

  5. Hello! It is a very cute mug! I am wanting to keep my good and bad cholesterol levels in check without medication. Please enter me in your contest. Thanks very much.....Cindi

  6. Cute mug! I want to work out at least 2 days a week minimum. I need to get back in shape. I want to do 3 days a week but I know some weeks that will be impossible so I am trying to be realistic.

  7. #1 goal of the year is... Send regular snail letters and cards to my friends... so far I have sent a note to my "little" friend (my younger cousins) on pretty stationary.

    Count me in on the mug

    QallieQ (@) gmail (dot) com

  8. Two of my goals this year are to exercise more and to learn how to play my guitar...(that's been my resolution for 2 years now but still I keep pushing it of, so this year I just have to!) :)
    Please count me in on the mug too, thanks!
    carolynnwald at hotmail dot com

  9. Snickers peaking through the door is absolutely adorable! I hope you can get her past her aggression issues.

  10. please dont enter me as i dont use mugs.
    but i would like to be more organized. one area is getting my book work and tax in by the middle of August this year not the end of Oct which is the cut of date.

  11. Please enter mee in the giveaway. This year, I want to get in the habit of working out at least 3x per week.

  12. My younger daughter is a rat! I don't like Mickey Mouse, but this one is a lovely rat. Please enter my name. Thank you.

  13. Oh, I forgot to write about my focus for 2008. On my "Green Greek " blog I have joined a, "8 in 2008" meme, that will help me focus each month on the things that I have set as priorities for 2008.
    However, as in the past few months my life had taken a turn towards Jesus Christ, I am not really getting into the "doing" attitude. Weight is gained and lost, and targets are set and forgotten.
    What I want is to be a daughter of the Lord. As one of the ladies who left a comment to my entry said, being close to God, does not necessarily mean taking quiet time off. It can be done in the midst of anything, really.
    This is what I want to achieve in 2008. Being in touch with God in everything I do.
    Thank you for reading.

  14. I want to clear some of the clutter out of our house. I figure it's a great project for the winter.

  15. I am a rat so I would love to win this mug!

    tabithagardner atgmail dotcom

  16. What a cute mug!
    This year, I've vowed to walk every day.

    kelli (at) pfrog (dot) net

  17. I'm a sucker for cute coffee mugs.

    Count me in please.

    blogged ya:

  18. cute mug!
    to continue reading at least 1 book a week.
    jenney77 [at] gmail dot com

  19. I love the mug! I have a small collection of mugs and would like to add this one to it!

    Like everyone else, I need to get in shape. I plan to do a lot more walking!

    mittens0831 AT aol DOT com

  20. Finish selling all the stuff I have laying around that I swore Id put on ebay.

    I blogged you too

  21. I am student teaching this semester, so my goal is to just do well at that.

    I would love a rat mug! I have two pet rats, and I am always looking for ratty things

  22. I love the mug please enter me in contest.
    I need to exercise more, and I'm trying.

  23. Gorgeous mug! You can count me in on that draw! :)
    dwankrista AT yahoo DOT ca

    As for me, I want to learn to love myself this year and stop being so hard on myself.

  24. For me it is to lose some of this baby weight! I love this mug too!

    grayjones5 at yahoo dot com

  25. One thing I want to accomplish in 2008 is get lasik surgery. It will be so nice not to have to worry about glasses anymore. My hubby is planning on doing it also. We have our initial appointment set for the end of January so I'm already making progress towards this goal.
    (don't need to enter me for the mug btw - thanks!)

  26. I would like to be exercising more. I also would like to be more active in ministry.
    Please enter me.
    itsmyemail (at)

  27. I was born in year of the rat! I collect things pertaining to YOTR, actually, so this would be a awesome win. My resolution is to loose weight this year for sure.


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